Song Lyric Sunday 11/20/16 – Thank You for the Music

So this week on Song Lyric Sunday our challenge was to post a song about gratitude. Fair enough I think, after all we observe Thanksgiving this upcoming Thursday here in the US so you know, it’s fitting.

I know one of the things I am most thankful for is music. I love music, I love music in all its forms and I’m a total junkie. I’m also a musician myself in that I play guitar and bagpipe and I can sing reasonably well (not the best, but reasonably well). As such, my choice for this week was a pretty natural choice: “Thank You for the Music” by ABBA. The song was written by Benny and Bjorn (as are 99% of ABBA songs) and features Agnetha on lead vocals. Whereas I’m not a “girl with golden hair” (rather I’m a guy with dark brown hair) I feel I can be thankful for the music and what I personally contribute to it all the same.

Without further ado:

I’m nothing special, in fact I’m a bit of a bore
If I tell a joke, you’ve probably heard it before
But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
Cause everyone listens when I start to sing
I’m so grateful and proud
All I want is to sing it out loud

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk
She says I began to sing long before I could talk
But I’ve often wondered, how did it all start?
Who found out that nothing can capture a heart
Like a melody can?
Well, whoever it was, I’m a fan

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

I’ve been so lucky, I am the girl with golden hair
I wanna sing it out to everybody
What a joy, what a life, what a chance! 

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me
Source: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/a/abba/thank+you+for+the+music_20002662.html

As always, hope you enjoyed and thank you Helen for this wonderful blog series. It’s always fun discovering new music.

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